“ST-Ericsson is an innovator and early adopter of new technology. We were an early licensee of the ARM Mali-400 GPU which has helped us to provide a powerful user experience on our NovaThor U8500 ModAp by bringing new levels of graphics performance to smartphone designs such as the Samsung Galaxy SIII mini, Sony Xperia P and HTC One to name a few,” said Patrice Meilland, senior vice president of NovaThor Solutions for ST-Ericsson. “By using Mali GPUs, the U8500 delivers increased performance for media-rich content and applications, such as fast web browsing, imaging, games and location based services, without compromising battery life. In 2012 we shipped tens of millions of units of our NovaThor U8500 platform, and 20 smartphones based on the U8500 platform were launched. We expect the product to continue to be a powerful offering for our customers.”
In 2012 the tablet market saw exceptional growth. A diverse and dynamic range of tablets were introduced, ranging from entry level educational focused tablets through to desktop performance devices. Tablets are driving resolution levels, with devices such as the Google Nexus 10 taking mobile devices to new resolutions. The Nexus 10 was also the first device to support Renderscript GPU Compute functionality from Google. It opened up the potential that GPU Compute, through the Mali-T604, can bring with new use cases and increased efficiency for existing tasks. The OS market choice continues to diversify with Android holding a majority market share in the mobile computing space and the inclusion of ChromeOS brings further differentiation and choice for end users.
AllWinner“AllWinner have seen exceptional success with the Mali-400 based SoCs in the Android tablet space” said Jack Lee, chief marketing officer, AllWinner. “By using Mali-400 we have been able to bring a competitive performance density graphics solution to the market within just 9 months of licensing the Mali GPUs. We look forward to continuing this success throughout 2013.”